Kashima Antlers vs Sydney FC: Asian Champions League live scores, blog

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    The Kashima Antlers and Sydney FC meet in the return Asian Champions League clash as the group starts to take shape ahead of the final stages. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 9pm (AEDT).

    This is pretty much it for Sydney. Anything less than three points tonight ends their ACL aspirations and even then, a win might still leave them short on points at the end of the home-and-away group stage.

    Graham Arnold’s men have been disappointing in this competition so far and despite the undoubted quality of the opposition they have faced, Australia had hoped for more.

    The Antlers who were solid last time around and clinically put two goals past the normally stoic Sydney defence, will look to be more aggressive at home as they seek to consolidate a spot at the top of the group and secure a place in the next round.

    Sydney might be on a face-saving mission tonight, although stranger things have happened and their leaders will need to step up to produce a performance that brings home a much needed three points.

    Even with key personnel back for the Sky Blues, it’s hard to see the visitors creating enough avenues to goal to consistently trouble Kashima.

    Prediction
    Sydney look tired and below strength and the Japanese will put at least another two past their defences.

    Kashima Antlers 2 – Sydney FC 0.

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    Stuart Thomas is a sports writer and educator who made the jump from Roar Guru to Expert in 2017. An ex-trainee professional golfer, his sporting passions are broad with particular interests in football, AFL and rugby league. His love of sport is only matched by his passion for gardening and self-sustainability. Follow him on Twitter @stuartthomas72.

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    • 11:08pm
      BrainsTrust said | 11:08pm | ! Report

      It was very good result for Sydney considering the team they put out.
      Wilkshire and Wilkinson were nonexistent in defence as usual.
      For these two to be covered for they need a fresh Brilliante and ONeill plus Zullo working their butts off.
      Only one of the three was out there the opposition had pretty free reign.
      At least Carney was not out there then Sydney would have needed a miracle just to get a draw.
      Merjevski,Brosque and Simon were the pick of the players.

    • Columnist

      11:01pm
      Stuart Thomas said | 11:01pm | ! Report

      What an embarrassment. So sorry people but with no connection I couldn’t stream the game effectively.

      • 8:11am
        Mark said | 8:11am | ! Report

        Everyone has a bad day at the office at some point. Nothing to be ashamed of. Chin up and move on. Keep up the good work.

    • 10:55pm
      Kangajets said | 10:55pm | ! Report

      Good second half with both teams going for the win near the end .

    • Columnist

      10:55pm
      Stuart Thomas said | 10:55pm | ! Report

      It finishes 1-1 with the blogger seeing very little of the game thanks to the most disastrous ADSL connection. So sorry everyone, I will be apologising to the roar team tomorrow and hope they forgive the abomination that this blog has been, So sorry.

      • Roar Rookie

        11:02pm
        Stevo said | 11:02pm | ! Report

        Stuart, your blogging efforts have been heroic and I’m sure all appreciate the time and effort you put in. One bad internet connection doesn’t diminish your efforts to date. Cheer up and grab another ginger beer or two 🙂

    • 10:53pm
      Midfielder said | 10:53pm | ! Report

      AFC site has called full time at 1 All

      http://www.the-afc.com/live-scores/

    • Roar Guru

      10:53pm
      Cousin Claudio said | 10:53pm | ! Report

      Damn. 1-1 draw not good for SFC.

      Improved showing but defensive errors have cost us again and pretty close to zero chance to progress any now.

      Well done Matt Simon. Earnt another yellow card, scored the equaliser and almost a second for the winner at the death.

      Australia 2 Japan 1 on the night.

      But SFC out and Victory some chance to progress if results go their way.

    • Columnist

      10:52pm
      Stuart Thomas said | 10:52pm | ! Report

      Looks like Kashima have a late chance yet time is almost up.

    • Columnist

      10:52pm
      Stuart Thomas said | 10:52pm | ! Report

      So embarrassed and ashamed. Sorry guys but my streaming of the game has fallen ten minutes behind. As far as I can tell, it is a one-one draw.

      • 10:54pm
        Michael Mills said | 10:54pm | ! Report

        Correct, 1-1 at FT. Don’t worry Stuart.

      • Roar Guru

        10:54pm
        AdelaideDocker said | 10:54pm | ! Report

        This whole live-blogging caper is more difficult than most imagine, hey?

        • Columnist

          11:03pm
          Stuart Thomas said | 11:03pm | ! Report

          Docker, I am so embarrassed. I pride myself on my live blogs for the roar and his has just been the most humiliating of nights.

          • Roar Guru

            11:07pm
            AdelaideDocker said | 11:07pm | ! Report

            You do a fantastic job. One typically Australian internet problem or one poor blog doesn’t diminish that! Chin up, Stuart.

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